St. Andrew’s Basilica is a 13th-century church dedicated to the Apostle St. Andrew that was built on the request of Cardinal Guala Bicchieri. The basilica is a sacred masterpiece of Gothic-Romanesque architecture and for this reason featured in art history books worldwide.
In the early 15th century a new bell tower was built on the right side of the church, and in the following century the cloister of the monastery was rebuilt. Numerous artists like Benedetto Antelami, Paolo Sacca, and Bernardino Lanino contributed to making this monument into a marvelous artistic beauty that testifies to centuries of civic and religious traditions.